Issues Archive»FundTech Summer 2018

Nicholas_PrattIt turns out that technology is not the most important ingredient in a fund manager’s quest for innovation. This quest came up repeatedly at the first European FundTech Lab event, held in London.

Graham_KellenNicholas Pratt talks to Graham Kellen, chief digital officer at Schroders, about its Cobalt programme for fintech start-ups and the importance of collaboration.

IrelandNorthern Ireland is pinning its hopes on the fintech sector for the post-Brexit era. Funds Europe examines its prospects.

Our technology experts engage in lively debate on collaboration, disruption, innovation and those tricky millennials. Chaired by Nicholas Pratt.

AutomationFunds Europe examines some of the legal issues associated with new technology and how lawyers might be affected by automation.

Jaunsz LorencFunds Europe talks to Metrosoft’s Janusz Lorenc about the importance of a culture of innovation and staying a step ahead of industry thinking.

RoboadvisorAPIs are the talk of the industry. Nicholas Pratt looks at how they might help to encourage more innovation.

FundTech Lab event LondonLondon hosted the inaugural European FundTech Lab event, where speakers and panellists discussed data, distribution, blockchain and the technology of the future.

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Roundtable: The digital transformation opportunity

The funds industry is looking at adopting new types of technology, from automation to ESG reporting, blockchain and tokenisation. A FundsTech roundtable in March explored how these will revolutionise the sector.

Regulation: Panel calls for simplicity in ESG reporting

The industry accepts the need for more rigour in ESG fund reporting, but the work will be pointless if investors don’t understand the end result. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Tokenisation: The incredible potential of tokenisation

Tokenisation offers a new generation of investors access to a wide range of asset classes. But a lack of analysts is one reason why the market may not be ready for the possibilities, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Cryptocurrencies: Crypto funds face long wait for regulatory approval

While crypto currencies forge onwards, access for investors who prefer to invest through regulated vehicles remains muted. A wait-and-see stance by regulators lies at the centre of this, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Artificial Intelligence: For explainable AI, look in the white box

The rise in AI investing parallels A growing need to understand how computers make decisions, writes Lynn Strongin Dodds.

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